Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Birthday Celebration: Blueberry Wetbag

Here's hoping you've had as much fun today as we have! Our last birthday present up for grabs is a blueberry wet/dry tote bag!

Chewable Jewels are some super cute jewelry (for you or the baby!) that is safe for chewing on. We all know a baby's favorite thing to chew on is Mom's fancy necklaces and bracelets. Now give your baby exactly what they want without fear of damaging your jewelry!

Birthday Celebration: gDiapers

We know there's a whole bunch of you that absolutely LOVE gDiapers, so we want to give you the chance to add to your stash. Or, if you've never tried a gDiaper before, we'd love to get you started with one!!

Birthday Celebration: Ones and Twos

Ones & Twos is one of the newer brands to hit the cloth diaper scene, and we're very pleased to be giving one away to one lucky reader and fan!

Birthday Celebration: Knot Genie

The Knot Genie is a product you're going to need if you have a little girl, or if you have a little dude with longer, or curly hair. Basically, if your kid needs to get their hair brushed, you'll want a knot genie!

Birthday Celebration: Undercover Mama

Do you breastfeed? What about when you're in public? Undercover Mama makes it so you can easily convert any nursing bra into a nursing tank. You can keep your midsection covered, and just pull your shirt up to nurse discreetly, easily, and comfortably.

Birthday Celebration: The Tag a Long

Our celebration continues, and this time we're handing out something for little hands - the tag*a*long!
We've been selling the tag*a*long for awhile, and we are very pleased with the product, as are our customers!

Birthday Celebration: Angela Marie Tutu

As you may already know, Lil' Tulips prides itself on hiring all WAHMs. So when one of our employees, Angie, started making these gorgeous tutus, we couldn't help but pick them up and start carrying them in the store! We're really happy to help Angie debut her gorgeous tutus and will have a review coming this week or next, but for now here's a sneak peak at just how cute these babies are!

Birthday Celebration: AppleCheeks

We got a great response over our Traveling diaper, so we know we've got some AppleCheeks fans out there!! Now's your chance to win an AppleCheeks little bundle (color selection based on inventory) just because it's our birthday!

Birthday Celebration: Itti Bitti Wetbag

Let's get this party started!! It's our birthday, but you get the presents! Our first present up for grabs is a fantastic Itti Bitti Wetbag!

Friday, April 13, 2012

My New Necessity: Nikibiki tanks

A few weeks ago, our deal of the week was on Nikibiki tanks. As someone fairly new to the Lil' Tulips staff I looked at them and considered buying one while they were on sale, but decided to hold off. I wear tank tops every.single.day. and the last thing I needed was more tanks. It's always hard for me to pass up a good deal, but my husband and I are trying to make some changes, pay off debt, and plan a trip to Disney for the kids, so I figured buying myself some new tanks was an unnecessary expense and passed on them.

Not too much later, Jenny got in all the new spring colors and asked if I'd like to try one so I could write a honest review of them on the blog. Not one to ever pass up the opportunity for free products - especially ones I know I'll use - I of course agreed. As you probably know, Lil' Tulips has crazy fast shipping and so 2 days later I had a new tank in my hands. I held it and was underwhelmed. $15 for a tank that weighed maybe an ounce? It felt thin and unimpressive. The color was pretty (a deep purple), but it wasn't anything I was majorly impressed with. Plus - they are one size tanks, so I was pretty confident it wouldn't fit. I WAS WRONG.

The next day, I slipped into my Nikibiki and fell in love. That night, I ordered an additional 3, and I'm doing my best not to order more (I'll let you know how that goes... I really want (and need!) all of them!!). For the first time in my lifeI've found something that truely is one size. Ok, so it might not fit my 14 month old daughter.... but it would fit me, would fit my mom, would fit my Aunts... and it would even fit a 60 pound heavier me (not that I plan on gaining 60 lbs - but that's what I packed on when pregnant ;) ).
The Nikibiki tanks are nice and long. They cover my post partum pudge (does it still count as post partum when my youngest is a toddler?), and keep my butt covered even when I bend down or squat on the floor to be at the kids' level.

I love the material these tanks are made of. It is stretchy - not too loose, not too tight. It's super soft, and it makes me feel like I still have the comfort and security of wearing a tank without the extra bulk. It's breathable which I think will really come in handy this summer, and will make it easy to still rock the style I love without sweating to death!

Yes, I'm in love with my Nikibiki tank... and if anyone wants to buy me a few more, feel free!! Of course - get yourself one while you're at it!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Traveling Diaper

As you probably know, AppleCheeks released a limited edition color last week. Purple Rain! We want to send a Purple Rain around the continent, starting with YOU! Here's how it will work:
  1. Sign up in Woobox on our Facebook page. (We're just using this to get everyone's address - if you "enter", you'll be on the list to get the diaper for a week!)
  2. Wait for Purple Rain to hit your mailbox
  3. Use it for a week, and snap at least one picture of your little one in the diaper - post it on our Facebook page! We'd love to see your child and the traveling diaper somewhere that stands out to you. Something that really shows your hometown, a favorite spot, or something you think really shows the essence of the traveling diaper.
  4. Email Beth (beth@liltulips.com) to find out the address of the next baby the Purple Rain is headed to.
  5. Clean it.  Please!! We REALLY don't want a dirty diaper showing up at anyone's door.
  6. Send it to the next mama with a tracking number. 
This fun will cost you the price of shipping a diaper to someone. We're going to try our best to set it up so the diaper isn't going back and forth across the country, but we can't promise anything! We're hoping it will only cost a few dollars for each mama to send it along. We're asking you to spend the extra on sending it with a tracking number so that we know where it is at all times. If the next mama on the list doesn't receive the diaper, and you don't have a tracking number to show us where that diaper is, we'll be holding you accountable for the full cost of the diaper. So - if you want to take your chances on the mail system, that's your choice, but it may be wise to give yourself some added insurance!!

Questions? Ask them here, or on Facebook, or email Beth! We'll be updating the post with answers to everything, as we're sure some things have been missed. We're super excited about this idea and can't wait to see where the diaper goes!!

So - who will get it first? Will it be you??

I already have a Purple Rain. How will I tell mine apart from the Traveling Diaper?
We're planning on marking the Traveling Diaper - not in any way that will show or ruin the diaper. We're thinking maybe just put a T (for travel!) on the lot tag inside the envelope, but we are open to suggestions if you think it should be marked in some other fashion! A huge thanks to one of our fans - we are going to switch out some of the snaps to Lime Green!! That way, it will be easy to tell which diaper is the traveler, and which is yours, and no chance of a T washing off!

I live in Canada. Does that mean I can't participate?
Nope! Just means it'll take a little longer to get to you! We're going to send this diaper through the US first and then have it sent to our Social Media Coordinator, Beth. She'll send it up to Canada so none of our US fans have to bother with customs forms and the extra couple dollars it costs to get up over the border!